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Multiple wind turbine failure databases reveal that pitch bearings are one of the subassemblies with....
Grocery Stores Go 'B...
As the energy storage market takes off, many players are quickly realizing that lithium-ion based sy....
The Market Has Spoke...
Decreasing prices for photovoltaic modules have made solar power more accessible than ever, for both....
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Industrial companies, factories and multi-tenant building owners are increasingly installing submete....
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While the myriad of impressive technological advances from the past two decades promise to continual....

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Practical Solutions for In Service Pitch Bearing Issues
Multiple wind turbine failure databases reveal that pitch bearings are one of the subassemblies with the highest failure rates, and largest contributors to overall downtime.  The average life of a pitch bearing varies by manufacturer, turbine, a....
Using Wind Energy Efficiently: Hybrid Tower for Greater Yield
With every additional meter of hub height added to a wind turbine, the annual energy yield increases by 0.5 to 1 percent. Reduced wind turbulence resulting in significantly better wind yield speaks in favor of hub heights over 130 meters, especially ....
Significant Growth on the Horizon for US Offshore Wind
After a slow start, development of the US’s significant offshore wind resources is now truly up and running, with twelve projects in advanced stages of development nationwide. Indeed, with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimating its off....
Svendborg Brakes has released its yaw brake lifting and installation tool, which aims to improve safety and reduce the time taken to maintai....
Hi-Line Utility Supply and Klein Tools present the Parallel Jaw Grip; made in the USA and designed for use on HDPE- Coated Cable, or commonl....
Talbert Manufacturing introduces its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer, featuring a deck length of 54' when open. Operators can retract the trail....
Enerpac’s SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist allows the safe and accurate positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads. Deployed below-the-hook....

California Farms’ Newest Harvest – Solar Energy
Across the golden state, farmers are turning their focus from the soil to the sky by adding large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations to their land. California farms account for almost one-fourth of the total number of solar panels installed on far....
Why Owners Have Difficulty Finding the Cause of Solar Underperformance
Identifying small problems early is critical to maximizing the long-term revenue of a solar plant. Even at pennies per kWh, when considering one bad cell in one module, the math over the life of the plant can translate to tens of thousands. The pr....
Focus on Service Can Unlock Solar Revenue Growth
The solar industry faces several hurdles in the near future as subsidies fluctuate, government policies shift and traditional oil and gas companies enjoy resurgence. With these realities, solar companies must look beyond simply selling more infrastru....
POWER Engineers Incorporated has launched the POWER360 project management tool. It can be adapted for any type of infrastructure project, an....
STMicroelectronics addresses high power system demands with its latest 900V MDmesh K5 super-junction MOSFETs. The new series contains the fi....
EUTECT cell modules are a new and flexible tool for developing customer-specific automation and production systems. This allows the customer....
The Multipurpose-Gym Canopy, by M Bar C Construction, was designed in response to requests from school districts for large shade canopies fo....

Energy Storage

Grocery Stores Go 'Beyond Batteries' with Thermal Energy Storage
As the energy storage market takes off, many players are quickly realizing that lithium-ion based systems have their limits in terms of what types of applications for which they are best suited. For the industry as a whole to meet forecasts of 29.4 G....
“How Much Power Do I Really Need?” The Truth About Sizing, Depth of Discharge, and Surge Capacity
Properly sized battery banks can deliver reliable electricity for year - and sizing them doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. In this article, you’ll learn how to slash electrical loads and accurately estimate power requirements. ....
Powering a Socially Responsible Clean Energy Future with a New Lithium Resource
While the myriad of impressive technological advances from the past two decades promise to continually improve our lives, we’re largely unaware of the resources and social impacts behind them. Our insatiable desire for the latest smartphones and....
Mersen has teamed-up with AgileSwitch and FTCAP to develop two high performance 3-phase SiC and IGBT power stack reference designs. The SiC ....
Fraunhofer UMSICHT developed a 3.2 m²-sized bipolar plate and produced it jointly with SAUERESSIG GmbH + Co. KG. To date, the plate is uniq....
NH Research, Inc. (NHR) has released its 9300 series, which provides a 100kW power module with a software-selectable high voltage range (120....
Ideal Power Inc.’s Stabiliti Series is a grid resilient 30kW advanced power conversion system (PCS) for system integrators and project dev....

Energy Efficiency

Granular Real Time Data is the Key to Smarter Energy Management
Under the Paris Accord on Climate Change (COP21), member states around the globe pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in an effort to reduce global warming. Canada, for instance, is currently committed to reducing emissions 30 perc....
Smart Building Energy Disaggregation: Submetering with Split-Core CT Sensors
Industrial companies, factories and multi-tenant building owners are increasingly installing submetering equipment in order to collect real-time, in-house energy usage data. This allows for accurate allocation of costs, calculation of internal billin....
There Are Expectations in Every Relationship
When Is the Last Time You Reevaluated Your Trade Ally Expectations? During a recent survey, trade allies voiced their concerns on a variety of issues and how they view utility demand side management (DSM) programs. Utilities know that trade all....
Endress+Hauser releases Proline 300/500, a family of industry optimized “smart” Coriolis mass and electromagnetic flow instruments. The ....
LIFESAVER products have been certified for the design, manufacture, and supply of portable nano-filtration technology, removing viruses, bac....
The Nest Learning Thermostat earned an ENERGY STAR from the EPA. After rigorous testing, the EPA has confirmed the Nest Thermostat saves ene....
CTC Global ACCC conductor is an electric transmission conductor which has earned SCS certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting fro....